Chika Ohkubo

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This article describes a sectional stock tray system developed by the authors for making preliminary impressions. It may be used not only for individual dental arches but also for patients with microstomia or constricted oral openings. This system allows many combinations of right and left tray sizes and forms to be assembled into a well-fitted(More)
Twenty-eight taraxastane-type triterpenoid derivatives 4 - 31 were prepared from the naturally occurring triterpenoids faradiol (1) and heliantriol C (3). The cytotoxic activities of these compounds and arnidiol (2) were evaluated in leukemia (HL60), lung (A549), duodenal (AZ521), and breast (SK-BR-3) cancer cell lines. 21-Oxoarnidiol (18) and faradiol(More)
Intrathoracic meningocele is an uncommon disease. Only 95 cases in the foreign literature and 13 cases in Japanese literature have been reported since Phol Meningocele occurs most frequently in the sacral and lumbar spinal regions. In this present paper, an 18-year-old female with intrathoracic meningocele associated with neurofibromatosis is described. The(More)
BACKGROUND Oral appliance (OA) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has only been part of Japan's National Health care coverage plan since 2004. Subsequently, not enough time has passed to establish the medical trends and characteristics of OSA patients in Japanese Dental Hospitals. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the medical trends and(More)
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